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  Edgar Rice Burroughs - Burroughs Bibliophiles - Home of the Burroughs Bulletin Online
The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a world-wide organization of aficionados who share a love for the works and characters of the American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the celebrated author of Tarzan.
The Bibliophiles membership continues to grow, indicating that the organization's namesake will continue to be one of the world's most popular authors well into the twenty-first century.
The Gridley Wave is sent out monthly to members of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, who also receive the Burroughs Bulletin, and consists of current information about the worlds of ERB.
www.burroughsbibliophiles.com   (371 words)

  
  William S. Burroughs
William Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914, in St. Louis, Missouri, the grandson of the inventor of the Burroughs adding machine.
Although Burroughs collaborated on a humorous sketch with a classmat, Kells Elvins, at Harvard and completed a short novel written in the style of Dashiell Hammett with Kerouac, both works were rejected by publishers, and Burroughs did not think of himself as a writer.
Burroughs has said that the death of his wife gave him a literary vocation.
www.levity.com /corduroy/burroughs.htm   (665 words)

  
 U B U W E B : William S. Burroughs Films
William Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914.
Burroughs' own literary work was in a naturally fragmented state; Naked Lunch appears very similar to the cut-up texts he and Gysin were to work on, even though it was written prior to their discovery.
Burroughs and Gysin's individual and collaborative efforts in these areas have extended into a vast range of media aside from literature such as tape cut-ups and importantly the technique was transferred to cinema.
www.ubu.com /film/burroughs.html   (7210 words)

  
  George Burroughs
The arrest and examination of Burroughs "constituted the most dramatic escalation of judicial action during the early phases of the trials." Burroughs was tried on August 5.
Burroughs was accused on one occasion of having carried a whole barrel of molasses or cider a great distance.
Burroughs again responded that he had a companion on these travels, and it was again alleged that this companion was the Devil.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SAL_BBUR.HTM   (880 words)

  
 burroughs
Burroughs construed writing – and art in general – not aesthetically, but functionally, - that is to say, magically, with magic defined as the use of signs to produce changes in reality.
Burroughs told Kaye that, during the trance, it felt as though silent communication with a ghostly non-human companion had flashed him forward to his life as an old man, several decades in the future.
Burroughs entitled it The Ghost of Chance, masking the return of the Old Ones in the seemingly innocuous words: ‘People of the world are at last returning to their source in spirit, back to the little lemur people …’ (GC 54) The Board had no doubt – this was a return to the true horror.
www.ccru.net /archive/burroughs.htm   (6414 words)

  
 William S Burroughs: The Biography Project
William Seward Burroughs II was born 5 February 1914, in St.
When Burroughs is 13, he discovers the autobiography of Jack Black, You Can't Win, and becomes enamored of the outlaw, underground lifestyle.
Burroughs is arrested in New Orleans for possession of drugs, elects not to stand trial, moves family to Mexico City in 1949.
www.popsubculture.com /pop/bio_project/william_s_burroughs.html   (1518 words)

  
 Unisys History Newsletter v3n5
Burroughs saw the IBM 360/30 and 360/40 as the principal competition for the B2500 and B3500, so the company decided to make their i/o systems IBM-compatible by using IBM's EBCDIC data code and many IBM file structures.
Burroughs developed a half-size version of the D825 called the D82, which cut the word size from 48 to 24 bits and had a simplified instruction set.
By the early 1970s, both the large and medium Burroughs computers had inspired a high degree of loyalty among their users, who were proud of the advanced features incorporated in the Burroughs architecture.
www-static.cc.gatech.edu /gvu/people/randy.carpenter/folklore/v3n5.html   (2769 words)

  
 Burroughs-ian Gnosticism, Sven Davisson
Burroughs describes Shits as incapable of minding “their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a small pox virus has.”(4) This is more than a offhanded analogy.
Burroughs attributes the polarization of reproductive energy to structures of binary opposition which set two incompatible sexes in perpetual conflict, channeling the flow of creative energy into a parasitic economy based on power and property.
Burroughs appropriates the Egyptian notion of an after life, a paradise known as ‘The Western Lands.’ Unlike the Christian or Islamic heaven, entry to the Western Lands is by no means guaranteed.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - Rookie profile: Sean Burroughs
Burroughs is a pure hitter, with a proven ability to make contact and hit for average against all forms of pitching.
Burroughs runs decently for a big guy, showing sound instincts on the bases, though he'll never be a big stealer.
Burroughs is mature for his age, and (like most sons of major leaguers) is not intimidated on the field or in the clubhouse.
espn.go.com /mlb/spring2002/burroughs.html   (480 words)

  
 John Burroughs School College Counseling Department
At Burroughs it means a liberal arts education that balances academics with arts, athletics and activities.
The college counseling philosophy at Burroughs is straightforward: we strive to counsel students in their search for colleges and universities that meet their academic, social, emotional, financial and geographic needs.
This is consistent with our approach to their education at Burroughs — we do not attempt to twist students into a prescribed mold as they consider their next destination.
www.jburroughs.org /cc/new/welcome.html   (591 words)

  
 Burroughs High
Burroughs High is a comprehensive high school, which offers programs for all students.
One of the features that is unique about John Burroughs, and which some believe a major component of its success, is the connection staff members have with our school and community.
The philosophy of John Burroughs continues to be one of providing encouragement and support to assist students to achieve at high levels.
www.burbank.k12.ca.us /schools/high/burroughs/burroughs.html   (700 words)

  
 William S. Burroughs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burroughs was born in 1914, the younger of two sons of a prominent family in St.
Burroughs later said that shooting Vollmer was a pivotal event in his life, and one which instigated his writing: "I am forced to the appalling conclusion that I would have never become a writer but for Joan's death...I live with the constant threat of possession, for control.
Burroughs is often called one of the greatest and most influential writers of the twentieth century, most notably by Norman Mailer whose quote on Burroughs, "The only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius", appears on many Burroughs publications.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_S._Burroughs   (4714 words)

  
 William S. Burroughs
Burroughs produced the bulk of his writing after he moved to London and took an apomorphine cure under the direction of Dr John Dent.
In the mid-1940s Burroughs befriended with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, with whom he would be linked as key figures in the Beat Movement.
In the mid-1960s Burroughs moved to London, where he studied Scientology and started to use the E-Meter, a piece of equipment that operated like a lie detector and was developed by the Scientologists.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /wbburrou.htm   (2004 words)

  
 LitKicks: William S. Burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burroughs was born on February 5, 1914 in St.
Burroughs followed this by a similar study of his homosexuality, 'Queer,' but this was too much even for the pulps, and would not be published for decades.
Pursued by the law for his drug activities, Burroughs took Joan and the children to Mexico, and it was there that he committed the thoughtless act that would change his life.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=WilliamSBurroughs   (1207 words)

  
 William S. Burroughs | lawrence.com
Burroughs lived more years in Lawrence, Kansas, than in any other location in the United States or abroad.
Burroughs with friends, human and feline, at home and around Lawrence, courtesy of the Burroughs estate.
James Grauerholz is heir and executor of the estate of William S. Burroughs—maestro of the Beats, author of “Naked Lunch,” international queer, academic junkie, wife-shooter, Harvard graduate and patron saint to generations of artistic rebels and literate rockers—a distinguished figure in 20th century literature, like him, his work or neither.
www.lawrence.com /burroughs   (495 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs - Biography and Works
Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 1, 1875.
After his military career Burroughs was owner of a stationery store in Pocatello, Idaho (1898) In 1900 he married Emma Centennia Hulbert (divorced in 1934).
During World War II Burroughs served at the age of 66 as a war correspondent in the South Pacific.
www.online-literature.com /edgar_rice_burroughs   (588 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus.
After Burroughs was adopted by his mother's shrink at age 13, his childhood took a turn for the bizarre with electroshock machine fun and games; month-long family/patient sleep-overs on the front lawn; a physician-assisted fake suicide attempt to get excused from school forever; and a pedophile living in the barn.
Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=0312283709   (585 words)

  
 Burroughs
Burroughs hired me in '64 since they were looking for airline types and I had an fairly extensive airline background along with about 5 years of system programming experience in the data comm area for Eastern Airlines (ADX7300 in NY and Univac490 in CLT).
One of the major BUS capabilities was a realtime debugging package under which application programs could be tested and problems trapped (along with system indications and registers at the time of failure) without crashing the entire system.
Burroughs decided to farm out the actual development of the data comm package to a software firm in NJ called DSA.
www.smecc.org /burroughs.htm   (690 words)

  
 Patriot Daniel Burroughs
Daniel Burroughs was born in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut on May 28, 1755, the son of John Burroughs and Sarah Abbe.
The Daniel Burroughs claim was one of the largest in Kendall County estimated between 500 and 570 acres.
Daniel Burroughs grave is in foreground with River road in the background.
pages.prodigy.net /parrish55/FoxValleyDanielBurroughs.html   (2169 words)

  
 Burroughs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burroughs is a surname, and may refer to
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), American author, creator of John Carter of Mars (the inspirational trend-setting Barsoom series), and the later Tarzan series epics.
William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), author and grandson of William Seward Burroughs
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burroughs   (131 words)

  
 Salon | J.G. Ballard on William S. Burroughs' naked truth
William Burroughs was someone who was suspicious of language and words, but his whole life was defined by them.
I think Burroughs was very much aware of the way in which language could be manipulated to mean absolutely the opposite of what it seems to mean.
Burroughs roamed around the world throughout his youth and middle age without ever really stopping anywhere for very long.
www.salon.com /sept97/wsb970902.html   (810 words)

  
 U B U W E B :: William S. Burroughs
Burroughs had quit the States in 1953 exactly because he foresaw these police-state conditions.
But now the wild boys were in the streets, in London and Paris too, and Burroughs was inspired to hope that the world could really change.
The development of all the early cut-up techniques was a pure collaboration between Gysin and Burroughs.
www.ubu.com /sound/burroughs.html   (810 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs
It is true that Burroughs often portrayed Africans, Arabs or Asians as evil or comic, but the stories also contain several elements that have kept them 'politically correct': Waziri warriors are brave, and his cave girls Nadara and Dejah Thoris, the princesses of Mars, are courageous and resourceful characters.
To glamourize his own origins, Burroughs has claimed that he was born in Peking at the time that his father was military advicer to the Empress of China, and lived there, in the Forbidden City, until Burroughs was ten years old.
Burroughs was associated with Sweetser-Burroughs Mining Company in Idaho (1903-04), was a railroad policeman in Salt Lake, Utah (1904), a manager of a stenographic department at Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago (1906-08), a partner of an advertising agency (1908-09), an office manager (1909), a partner of a sales firm (1910-11).
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /erburrou.htm   (3065 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs: At the Earth's Core   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That is not to say that Burroughs was a racist the way the term is meant today, but the society of his times had certain racist tendencies with which Burroughs was indoctrinated.
As with other Burroughs novels, the only female of the inner world who appears in the novel is one calculated to arouse lust, if not love, in the Anglo-Saxon heroes.
Burroughs could have explored the meaning of religion more fully and in less ridiculous manner than he does, but he was trying to write an adventure novel, not a religious tract.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/burroughs.html   (452 words)

  
 Multimedia – From Wagner to Virtual Reality
It was William Burroughs preoccupation with the deconstruction of words and language, most notably through the cut-up and fold-in techniques that he began to develop in 1959 with artist Byron Gysin, which constitutes his most significant contribution to the fragmentary, non-linear approach to contemporary narrative.
Borrowing from the collage technique of visual artists, his method links fragments of texts in surprising juxtapositions, offering unexpected leaps into uncharted territories that attempt to jar and ultimately transform the consciousness of the reader.
For Burroughs, narrative operates as a vast, multi-threaded network that reflects the associative tendencies of the mind, collapsing the boundaries of time and space, drawing attention to previously undetected connections, drawing attention to the links between disparate ideas and elements.
www.artmuseum.net /w2vr/timeline/Burroughs.html   (171 words)

  
 NPR : Augusten Burroughs' Mother Speaks Out
Though her son Augusten Burroughs lives a short distance away, Robison says she hasn't seen him in several years.
In Running with Scissors, Burroughs writes that he was "just a kid" when his mother sent him away to live with the psychiatrist.
Burroughs says his mother paid no attention to him because she was too busy dreaming of becoming a famous poet and writer.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6209286   (1484 words)

  
 Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago on September 1st, 1875.
Major Burroughs and his wife Mary had five other boys besides Edgar, but two of the children died in infancy, leaving Edgar the youngest of the family.
At this time it was standard to learn Greek and Latin in addition to English composition, and Burroughs would often lament his erratic schooling, which resulted in his (or so he said) learning little English while taking the same Greek and Latin courses over and over again.
www.tarzan.org /official_biography_part1.html   (424 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Magical Thinking: True Stories: Books: Augusten Burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burroughs, who spent childhood days stepping on cracks to see if his mother's back would break, possesses a wealth of magical thought.
Burroughs views his life through a lens of self-deprecation, and the result is pieces like "My Last First Date," describing the first time he met his current boyfriend.
Rather, Burroughs ambles toward insight in a continual state of self-examination and just happens to have peculiar adventures along the way, like drowning a mouse in his bathtub, attending the Barbizon School of Modeling and complaining that the "new gay thing in Manhattan" is adopting babies instead of buying shar-pei puppies.
www.amazon.com /Magical-Thinking-Stories-Augusten-Burroughs/dp/0312315945   (2235 words)

  
 disinformation | william s. burroughs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
William Burroughs died at age 83 of heart failure in Lawrence, Kansas on August 2, 1997.
As Asher correctly points out, Burroughs is NOT considered a Beat, but his friendships with Kerouac, Ginsberg, etc., have earned him a place in Beat history, nonetheless.
Burroughs explains his purpose as a writer for the space age.
www.disinfo.com /archive/pages/dossier/id16/pg1   (499 words)

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